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Gay, Black and Aging

Steven-Emmanuel Martinez | Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Steven-Emmanuel Martinez

For me, getting older has always been a welcomed process -- a pattern that allows me to gauge how I'm evolving, but at the same time it's a process that allows me to mature emotionally, psychologically, and professionally.

The Best Birthday Gift You'll Ever Receive: Self-Compassion

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 09.12.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

One thing is for sure -- charting your own destiny can be extremely liberating providing you first lighten up -- on yourself! Have some self-compassion.

Light and Shade: Celebrating Tolstoy's 186th

Lauren Daley | Posted 09.11.2014 | Books
Lauren Daley

I'm a newspaper book columnist -- was an English major! -- and yet shamefully realized last summer at age 31 that'd I'd never read "Anna Karenina."

Back On Track After the Summer

Donna Henes | Posted 09.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

The first crisp hint of a chill in the air always shakes me out of my summer lethargy, wakes me, makes me more alert. It focuses and concentrates my attention. I can smell the possibilities of a fresh start in the air.

A Vintage Monkey Returns... Again

Amy Barr | Posted 07.31.2014 | Fifty
Amy Barr

Jocko is a white ape. Some say he's a chimp, others describe him as a monkey. It makes no difference to me for I love the little guy regardless of his specie. Jocko stands about six inches tall, which was the perfect size to fit into my 6-year-old palm in 1966.

Candlelit Transfusion

Sarah Amento | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Sarah Amento

I met a man 16 years ago. 14 years ago, he made me his wife. Like everyone, our marriage has had struggles. Now, after all the battles in which we have triumphed, we are facing our greatest one yet.

How to Throw a Trendy Kid's Birthday Party With Ease

Marilyn Oliveira | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Marilyn Oliveira

If a sense of rising panic tinged with imminent doom accompanies the thought of planning your child's next birthday party, you are not alone.

Keeping The 'Happy' in 'Happy Birthday'

Lisa Newlin | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women
Lisa Newlin

I turned 34 this year. Yes, 34. I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm in my mid-thirties and am no longer the young woman I used to be, and I'm OK with it.

25 Lessons I Learned in 25 Years

Christine Hoh | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hoh

It has been 25 years of lessons, memories, conversations and connections. Not 25 years of age. I am forever grateful and excited for the next quarter of this life. Thank you.

27 Lessons I've Learned Before My 27th Birthday

Amelia Shroyer | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Amelia Shroyer

Times of heartbreak and hardship come and go, and even at your lowest low, there is always a bright side. A little patience and a lot of self-love go a long way. Red wine and dark chocolate don't hurt either.

Celebratory Travels

Diana M. Raab | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Looking back on my life, I realize I have been lucky to have taken a number of memorable celebratory trips.

Happy Birthday, Prostate Cancer, and the Common Good

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.11.2014 | Religion
Jim Wallis

I resolved to operate every day with that recognition of how precious my life and relationships are to me. But have I had unnecessary arguments in my family since then, have I sometimes "sweated the small stuff," or temporarily forgot the lessons I learned from my surgery? Yes. Still human, I'm afraid.

Dear Family Whisperer: I Hated Sharing Birthdays With My Sister!

Melinda Blau | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Today's parents plan joint birthdays for the same reason your mother did: It's convenient, cheaper and theoretically easier than throwing two parties. But their online ruminations suggest that they worry about making the right choice.

Based on Books by Lara Jones, Poppy Cat Gets It Right for Preschoolers

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 07.14.2014 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

Looking for something special for your preschooler younger brother or sister? Check out Poppy Cat: Birthday Treasure and Other Adventures based on t...

40 Years on the Fence

Jason P. Stadtlander | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason P. Stadtlander

I think in turning 40, perhaps it is forcing me to take a step back. Not to look at 40 years that have passed, but rather 14,600 days that have passed -- 14,600 days to make myself either a better person, a worse person or a person that can make a difference in someone else's life.

7 Reasons to Have a Savings Account for Social Gatherings

MyBankTracker | Posted 07.15.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

If you are not financially prepared, social engagements can leave your finances strained. When you plan and set aside funds for social engagements, you won't have to dip into your emergency fund, your day to day spending account or max out credit cards.

This Is 35

Beth Leyba | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Beth Leyba

It's okay to do life backwards, or sideways, or weirdly. It is, after all, your life.

A Little Older, and Maybe Wiser

Yasmina Zaidman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Yasmina Zaidman

Some women dread turning 40, and some insist that it just doesn't matter to them, they're totally over it. Well, I am neither indifferent nor depressed about this birthday. But it means a lot to me.

Katy Perry's 'Birthday' Lyric Video Overdoses On Sweets

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Entertainment

So, can we have Katy Perry plan our next birthday party? It's no frolic-in-the-jungle music video, but the "Birthday" lyric video is filled with glitt...

Mickey Rooney, Up Close and Personal

Charlie Carillo | Posted 06.08.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

He was being Mickey Rooney, the only thing he'd ever known. And he was still out there, swinging for the fences.

Dr. Jane Goodall's 80th Birthday: Being Smart Is Sexy, and Being Gentle Does Not Make You Weak

Pippa Biddle | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Pippa Biddle

You are an example to all women that being gentle does not make you weak, and that being soft-spoken does not mean that you have nothing to say.

This Little Girl REALLY Doesn't Want To Turn 4

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents

Think turning 4 years old is fun? Think again. Kentucky twins Paislee and Hudson celebrated their last day of being 3 by reminiscing about the goo...

Philip Roth, Bound and Unbound: An Interview with Claudia Roth Pierpont

Aimee Pozorski | Posted 05.17.2014 | Books
Aimee Pozorski

For Pierpont, Roth Unbound looks back to Roth's writing life. It "is fundamentally an examination of Roth's development as a writer, considering his themes, his thoughts, and his language. By necessity, it covers an enormous span."

Happy Birthday, Mitt Romney!

Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

Guess who's turning 67 today? Mitt Romney! Happy Birthday, Mitt! Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney carries a cake to celebrate Los...

Ever Have a Panic Attack?!

Jenny Koppelman Hutt | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny Koppelman Hutt

My son was 10 minutes late to the car today after school. And the level of panic I felt was, well, definitely excessive and probably not normal. But ...